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Polish folk band Sutari are the latest winners of World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands, with their track ‘Chłopacy’ (Boys). The song will appear on a forthcoming project with World Music Network.
Combining the instrumental sounds of everyday objects with the female trio’s voices, Sutari are an avant-garde group inspired by Lithuanian vocal traditions. Exploring Polish and Lithuanian folk songs alongside their own original material, they are inspired by Lithuanian sutartines songs, which are sung exclusively by women. Maintaining the original rhythm, form and content, they seek not to change the songs, but instead to highlight the harmony and consonance (or sutari) within their music.
Sutari won Second Prize at XV Polish Folk Festival New Tradition in 2012.
Listen to the winning track below:
The latest winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands are Giuliano Modarelli and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia with their track ‘Raag Charukeshi, Teental’. World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands always has an array of fantastic entrants, with past winners including Trio Tekke and Oratnitza. Their song will now appear on a forthcoming project with World Music Network.
Giuliano Modarelli and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia’s colourful album, Englobed, showcases contemporary interpretations of Indian classical music interspersed with influences from West African, Arabic and western traditions. These talented artists are the young representatives of their instruments on the British Indian classical scene.
As a group they have explored many different styles and their music connects thoughts of the past and present. They have worked with national and international artists including Akram Khan, a dancer and choreographer, Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh and Grammy Award winning tabla player Bikram Ghosh.
Listen to the winning track below:
World Music Network recently announced the latest winner in their Battle of the Bands, Oratnitza.
Oratnitza, who are made up of Popa on vocals, Hristiyan on the kaval (end-blown flute) and backing vocals, Horhe on didgeridoo and Buny on percussion, all met whilst busking near the Bulgarian sea a few years ago.
The band won the World Music Network battle with their unusual fusion of Bulgarian folklore with other music styles. The band’s mission is to reintroduce folk songs to the younger generation by using an inventive and creative take on traditional Bulgarian songs.
The winning track ‘Mari Mariiko’ is from their album Oratnitza and can be heard here.
Keep your eye out for the first World Music Network Battle Of The Bands album, Rough Guide To Undiscovered World, featuring tracks from the competition, which will be released later this summer.
World Music Network recently announced the latest winner in their Battle of the Bands, Suaramantra.
Suaramantra, from Indonesia, is lead by visual artist Mantra on guitar, synth and vocals and includes Omink on vocals, Suradipa on bass, Adimusti and Putu Sanjiwani on percussion and Ferdi on synth.
Suaramantra means, maybe unsurprisingly, the voice of Mantra. Stuck by polio, Mantra was left wheelchair bound, which later motivated him to purse art and music. Being both an artist and musician means that the emphasis in his music lies on the textures and colours of the notes and compositions.
The winning song, ‘Putri Mandalika’ narrates the story of a princess ‘who, after the pressure of having to choose a husband, jumps into the sea. She is reincarnated into a colourful sea worm, Nyale, an animal which is fished each year for three days and three nights, during Ramadam.’
You can listen to the winning track ‘Putri Mandalika’ here.
Keep your eye out for the first World Music Network Battle Of The Bands album, Rough Guide To Undiscovered World, featuring tracks from the competition, which will be released later in the year.